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Entries for November 2015

Study Cites 'Significant Threat' of Toy Drones to Manned Aircraft
Aviation International News
Toy drones pose a ???significant threat to manned rotorcraft in all phases of flight,??? according to a new study released by aerospace and defense firm Aero Kinetics. The study, titled, ???The Real Consequences of Flying Toy Drones in the National Airspace ...

The Verge

Watch this dumb guy get nabbed by the NYPD for pointing lasers at helicopters
The Verge
Eventually he spied several individuals behind a health food store that were shining the laser pointer not only at the new chopper, but also an NYPD helicopter that came to investigate. "We could actually see him standing back outside the building with ...
Chopper 4 Hit by Laser, Helps Police Locate SuspectsNBC New York
Helicopters hit by laser; suspect arrestedOneida Dispatch

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Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Going Inside: Painting Airbus Helicopters Piece by Piece
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
The paint shop, which paints up to 67 helicopters a year, is part of Airbus Helicopters' Grand Prairie headquarters and completion center. To completely paint a helicopter, workers have to disassemble all of the doors, belly panels and drive shaft ...


Chopper crash: Tourists 4 Brits, 2 Australians - police
New Zealand Herald
The helicopter is believed to be a six-passenger Eurocopter "Squirrel" operated by south Westland firm Alpine Adventures. A man answering calls at the company, home to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Heliservices, Tekapo Helicopters and Kaikoura ...
British, Australian tourists killed in New Zealand chopper crashYahoo News
The wreckage of the helicopter on Fox Glacier. (New Zealand Police via AP)NEWS.com.au
NZ helicopter crash: Four Britons among dead - UK Foreign OfficeBBC News
RT -The Guardian
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ANALYSIS: Airbus Helicopters plans Romanian revival
Romania once had a thriving aircraft building industry, with state-owned firm IAR specialising in helicopter production ??? mostly licence-built examples of the A??rospatiale Alouette III and Puma. But those days are long gone. Although rotorcraft still ...


Airbus spins up helicopter research project in the UK
Airbus has the largest share of the UK helicopter market, making almost one-third of the 1,400 turbine-powered helicopters operating in Britain. Airbus is also understood to be in line for state funding for a ??1.2m project working with Derbyshire-based ...
Helicopters: need for speed overtaken by harsh economic lessonsFinancial Times

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Foreign Policy (blog)

Cranberries in the Amazon, Pie in Almaty, Turkey in Chengdu???
Foreign Policy (blog)
The helicopter landed on a soccer pitch in the middle of a friendly village; the prop wash kicked up by the 21st century rotorcraft flooded the entire 9th century village with dust, much to the annoyance of the locals. There were no hearts and minds ...

FAA to improve helicopter safety, prevent deadly fires
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to take a major step toward preventing people from being burned to death in helicopter crashes and will require newly manufactured helicopters to have systems that avoid fuel leaks, which have caused hundreds ...

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India to Deliver Helicopter Gunships to Afghanistan: Sources
Indian Air Force attack helicopter gunships -- delivered to Kabul -- will soon be flying in the skies of Afghanistan targeting the Taliban. Four Russian-made Mi-25 attack helicopters, with the Indian Air Force, will be delivered within the next two ...

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Osprey's Own Rotor Wash Led to Deadly Crash
Following the Oahu incident, the Pentagon and the Marine Corps once again defended the safety and reliability of the Ospreys and their tilt-rotor design, noting that the aircraft had the lowest Class A flight mishap rate of all Marine rotorcraft ...

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Aviation International News

Russian Military Still Funding High-Speed Rotorcraft
Aviation International News
Although the Russian Ministry for Industry and Trade has stopped funding research into high-speed rotorcraft for commercial applications, the country's Ministry of Defence has not lost interest. At the MAKS'2015 show in Moscow earlier this month, the ...
India approves third batch of Mi-17 V5 rotorcraftFlightglobal

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Airbus Helicopters flight tests kerosene-fueled lightweight V8 piston engine
The engine has been under development since 2011 and ground tests of the H120-equipped helicopter were conducted in February and March 2015. Its maiden flight took place on November 6 at about 3 pm at Marignane Airport, France. Airbus Helicopters ...

NASA, Army celebrate 50 years of collaboration
Fort Leavenworth Lamp
???For the past 50 years, the nation has looked to the NASA and Army to set the goals, directions, and lead the way in both civilian and military rotorcraft technology development.??? ???Birthed from the late 20th century, the historic NASA and Army ...

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NYPD Apprehend Two For Lasering News Helicopters
The news helicopters of WCBS 2, WNBC 4 and WABC 7 were struck by lasers last night, and the crews helped the NYPD locate suspects. .... There was one helicopter hovering over north Park Slope, and then it moved more towards Prospect Heights.
2 charged in laser attacks on helicopters in NJ, BrooklynWABC-TV
FAA: News Helicopters Were Among More Than 20 Laser Strikes Reported NationwideCBS Local
3 news helicopters hit by lasersFox5NY

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Helicopter Investor

Russian Helicopters develops modernization, after-sales service for helicopter ...
Vertical Magazine (press release)
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) plans to provide after-sales service and maintenance for helicopters operated in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will also offer comprehensive services to expand helicopters' operational ...
Russian Helicopters showcases In HavanaHelicopter Investor

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